Collide

Collide Capital’s mission is to guide founders on their institutional capital journey and equip them with resources, knowledge networks, and hands-on operational support for a successful exit.

Our Portfolio

Collide

Collide Capital’s mission is to guide founders on their institutional capital journey and equip them with resources, knowledge networks, and hands-on operational support for a successful exit.

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"When I think about great investment partners I think of dynamic thinkers, a willingness to truly support the entrepreneur, emotional stability, and conviction! The Collide team is all this and more."

Eugene Johnson

CEO / Revi

"Collide Capital is the superstar fund for championing founders. Aaron and Brian are building a new vision for VC that's truly about rising together."

Trinity Mouzon Wofford

CEO / Golde

"Through the ups and downs of fundraising, brand building, recruiting, networking, and mentorship, Collide has always been one of our go-to resources and most helpful investors."

Garry Cooper

CEO / Rheaply

"The Collide team brings deep and complimentary experience to the table from both the operating and investing worlds. Even more, they are hungry and clearly willing to do whatever it takes to make their companies successful."

Alex Sambvani

CEO / Slang.ai

"The ability to combine founder operation experiences with investments makes a huge difference. As founders, we always love to hear more than "strategies" but some firsthand experiences we can resonate with."

Winston Chi

CEO / Butter Technologies

"Throughout my career – from my early start being hired on as one of Snapchat’s first five employees to my current project Sidechat – Aaron and Brian have supported me in helping me to make a difference through my work."

Sebastian Gil

CEO / Sidechat
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About Us

We believe great companies are built at the intersection of communities led by diverse, fearless change agents. We invest in the most innovative and hard-working founders solving the next generation of global challenges.

80
%+

Black, Latinx, Female founders leading Collide’s portfolio companies

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Companies backed
to date

100
%

Black owned

Our Team

Brian and Aaron together in New York city.

Brian & Aaron

Founders & Managing Partners

Aaron and Brian met at AfroTech in 2016 and began investing together. They believe capital should be awarded to founders best positioned to solve the next generation of global challenges.Letter From Our Founders

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Our investors

At Collide Capital, we partner with leaders across big tech, philanthropy, venture capital, and academia to drive capital and resources to our portfolio companies.

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Our Portfolio

Collide Capital is ushering in a new era of venture capital where resources and opportunities are directed toward the most deserving by backing a high-performing portfolio led by a diverse array of founding teams who have the lived experiences, courage, and grit to create solutions for the next generation. Collide Capital invests in early-stage companies from pre-seed to Series A, with a focus on founders building transformational enterprise SaaS, sustainable supply chain, and consumer technology businesses.

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Press & Mentions

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January 26, 2023
Collide Capital Announces Close of $66M Fund I, the First VC Fund Simultaneously Backed by Amazon, Alphabet and Twitter
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December 13, 2022
Meet The 71 Rising-Star VCs Who Shook Up The Industry In 2022
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November 23, 2022
Aaron Samuels Bridges Gap Between 'Artist' And 'Entrepreneur' With New VC Fund
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October 31, 2022
Black-Led 'Collide Capital' Closes $66M Debut Fund With Backing From Amazon, Alphabet And Twitter
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Ready to Collide?

Share what you are building and let the Collide Capital team help you scale to the Series A and beyond!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pitch Collide Capital and who are you looking to invest in?

Collide Capital invests in early-stage companies from pre-seed to Series A, with a focus on founders building transformational enterprise SaaS, supply chain infrastructure, and Gen-Z minded consumer software. Interested? Pitch us!

Is Collide Capital accepting new investors?

Not at this time, please reach out to investors@collidecap.com to learn about future investment opportunities and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

What is Collide Capital’s investment thesis?

Great companies are built at the intersection of communities led by diverse, fearless change agents.

Collide Capital believes that change will come through ushering in a new era of venture capital where resources and opportunities are directed toward the most deserving by backing a high-performing portfolio led by a diverse array of founding teams who have the lived experiences, courage, and grit to create solutions for the next generation. 

Who are Aaron & Brian?

Collide Capital founders Aaron Samuels and Brian Hollins built two of the largest Black tech ecosystems, AfroTech and BLCK VC, to connect under-networked and overlooked communities to institutional resources. With their latest fund, raised from leading tech and financial institutions, they seek to invest in the most innovative and hard-working founders solving the next generation of global challenges. At their core, Aaron and Brian understand the power that community has to create opportunity. Learn more by reading the Letter From Our Founders.

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